Subject: Lab equipment disposal
From: Katrina Doolittle
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 15:04:01 -0600
To: "nmsu-abcd@nmsu.edu"

 

Laboratory Equipment that could be used for food requires special consideration

Refrigerators, microwaves or other equipment with potential use for food which have been used for storage or processing of hazardous materials must be decontaminated and decommissioned prior to transfer or disposal.  All laboratory equipment used in radiological, biological or chemical processes must be cleaned and surveyed for contamination prior to disposal. Environmental Health & Safety facilitates this process and provides guidelines at the following link
http://www.nmsu.edu/%7Esafety/policies/policy-haz_mat_equip_disp.htm

Other equipment and materials please reference to the Business Procedures Manual under Property, University Owned Equipment Disposal or Transfer.  http://www.nmsu.edu/%7Eboffice/bpm/

PLEASE FORWARD TO SUPERVISORS OF LABORATORIES

If you have any questions, please call 646-3327.
Katrina Doolittle, Ph.D. <kadoolit@nmsu.edu>
Director
New Mexico State University
Environmental Health & Safety